Alan M. Margolis, father of Ridgefielder Sarah Katz, died on Feb. 17, after an 18-year battle with cancer.

He is survived by his wife Susan Smith Margolis of Forest Hills, N.Y.; his daughter Sarah (Margolis) Katz and son-in-law Larry Katz of Ridgefield; his son Jason Margolis and daughter-in-law Maria Wisler Margolis of Pittsburgh, Penn., and five grandchildren.

He had a 50-plus year career in education for the City University of New York. He was in the first ever class of the Peace Corps in 1961 where he traveled to Nigeria to teach English for two years. He wrote several books on Nigerian education and continued to support education for international students who wanted to study in the United States.

Memorial donations may be made to the City University of New York (Alan Margolis Scholarship Fund in memo), ℅ Carlos Flynn, University Dean for Institutional Advancement, Invest in CUNY Campaign Office, 230 West 41 St., 17th Floor, New York, NY 10036.